An Illinois mother told police she fatally stabbed her daughter because the 6-year-old was possessed by a demon.

Nelly Vasquez-Salazar, 25, who claims her daughter, Evelyn, attacked her, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in her death, myFOXChicago reported.

A judge set a $5 million bail for Vasquez-Salazar, who says her daughter recently began sleepwalking.

"She claimed the little girl was possessed by a demon," prosecutor Steve Scheller told the court. "She was an intelligent, vibrant, beautiful little girl. She was, in fact, an angel."

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